For the first time since its inception in 2002, this year’s Transatlantic Science Week will involve students. The Norwegian Consulate General in Houston and the Petroleum Research School of Norway, in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Research Council, have provided opportunities of a full week student program emphasizing energy, technology, innovation and education; including a full day PhD Petroleum Science and Technology Workshop.
Norwegian PhD students in petroleum science and technology interested in participating may apply for travel support from the Petroleum Research SchoolofNorway: http://www.NFiPweb.org
American students that what to participate at the Science Week should consult supervisors/Dept. Heads, who will have info on how to obtain travel funds from the Petroleum Research School of Norway. When you are approved to participate at Science Week from your university, please send an abstract (max. 400 words) for your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
All students who want to attend, with or without travel support, may register at: http://www.cvent.com/events/transatlantic-science-week-2012/custom-22-f328760025c941beac0e998f7d8b329b.aspx
The purpose of establishing a student program during the Science Week is to stimulate the next generation scientists to establish scientific networks and obtain information on opportunities for scientific collaboration between Norway and the US in research, technology and innovation.
The most efficient collaborations are those where post docs and Phd students are involved as it is the younger generation scientists who have the required time and motivation to pursue the most successful collaborative efforts. Providing opportunities of engaging in dynamic discussions with experts and peers to bring added value to the participating institutions will lead to enhanced collaboration and new partnerships along the whole value chain.
Launching of ”Transatlantic Science Week Graduate Level Student Exchange Program” will further stimulate to reach these goals.